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"Law & Order" Untitled (2000)

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Original Air Date:
3 May 2000 (Season 10, Episode 20)
A man claims he acted under extreme emotional disturbance after he murders the woman who sponsored a graphic painting. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe

Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy

Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael

Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff

Spencer Garrett ... Stephen Olson

Bruce MacVittie ... Larry Brunig

David Thornton ... Paul Radford

Steven Ogg ... Mark Vee
Ted Kazanoff ... Judge Daniel Scarletti

J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda

Larry Clarke ... Detective Morris LaMotte

Lynn Cohen ... Judge Elizabeth Mizener
Jeff Weiss ... Judge Alexander Romney

Camilla Rantsen ... Charlize Poster

Jaclyn DeSantis ... Darah LaPorte

Mary B. McCann ... Claudia Fadden

Lee R. Sellars ... Otto Boyd (as Lee Sellars)

Eisa Davis ... Erica Yelin

Francesca Faridany ... Betsy Braun
Catherine Brophy ... Emily Branson
Adam Oliensis ... Arnie Fields

Sondra James ... Sarah Taffler

Lynn Sellers ... Beth Miller
James Sioutis ... Howard Miller

Jim Grollman ... Artie

Michael McKenzie ... Thomas Ervin

Leith M. Burke ... Danny
Abiola Abrams ... Meryl (as Abiola Wendy Abrams)
Arthur Acuña ... Assistant Medical Examiner (as Arthur Acuna)

C.S. Lee ... Pharmacist

Gilbert Cruz ... Mel Hamed

Sam Turich ... Crawford

Al Thompson ... CSU Technician
Kevin Neil McCready ... Court Clerk (as Kevin McCready)
Noah Cornman ... Jury Foreperson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Zirnkilton ... Narrator (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jace Alexander 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Barry M. Schkolnick (teleplay by)

Richard Sweren (story by) &
Barry M. Schkolnick (story by)

Produced by
Rene Balcer .... executive producer
William N. Fordes .... producer
Lewis Gould .... producer (as Lewis H. Gould)
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... co-executive producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Kati Johnston .... co-producer
Gary Karr .... co-producer
Lynn Mamet .... producer
Kathy McCormick .... co-executive producer
Kathy O'Connell .... associate producer
Barry Schindel .... producer
Edwin Sherin .... executive producer (as Ed Sherin)
Richard Sweren .... supervising producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Constantine Makris 
Film Editing by
David Siegel  (as David J. Siegel)
Casting by
Suzanne Ryan 
Production Design by
Robert Thayer 
Art Department
Daniel Fisher .... stand-by set dresser
T.J. Horan .... set dresser
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... set dresser
John W. Farraday .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeffrey Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Schroeder .... best boy grip
Jerome Williams .... second assistant camera
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Wendy M. Roberts .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Anzalone .... set wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Alfonso Delgado .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Crista Barrasso .... location coordinator
Matt Lamb .... location manager
Music Department
Mike Post .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Elizabeth Carlton Chase .... coordinator of production: Studios USA (as Elizabeth Carlton)
Nora Elcar-Verdon .... script co-ordinator
Lynne E. Litt .... story editor
Paul Manilla .... production accountant
Cheryl D. Sims .... payroll accountant
Anthony Azzara .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Deborah Devgan .... assistant: Ed Sherin (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This episode is clearly inspired by the 1987 controversy of the art piece "Piss Christ" by Andres Serrano.See more »
Lt. Anita Van Buren:[seeing painting of woman with no mouth and no hands] A woman this perfect had to be painted by a man.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Free Speech and artistic expression, 24 October 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Watching this episode instead of Andres Serrano and the 'Piss Christ' painting that was so controversial, I thought of that failed artist turned house painter who worked in Vienna in the last century, Adolph Hitler. If instead of turning to politics he decided to become a critic of his contemporaries and did what he did to artists and in this case art patron what the world would have missed had he limited the scope of his psychotic rage.

The murder victim is a rich young woman who patronizes budding artists and in this case her largess was directed at Steven Ogg who painted a work showing a woman with no hands. That offended Bruce MacVittie so he kills the victim and slices her hands off in the process.

It's free speech and artistic expression that are at issue here for Sam Waterston and Angie Harmon. Yet the very fact that the painting's offensiveness is being used by the defense as MacVittie's excuse for murder. Of course the hope is that the jury will deadlock finding at least one similarly minded puritan among the twelve.

MacVittie like Hitler was a struggling artist. What if some people had bought one or three of Adolph's works? The mind boggles.

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